Have you ever heard of turmeric iced tea? Is this a first? Well, if it is, let me tell you that drink is super refreshing for the body and extremely beneficial to our health! Instead of adding turmeric into our regular herbal teas, why don’t we switch it up a little and make it into an iced tea?
Well, if this idea is something you like, check out this article for a super simple recipe on how to make this beneficial turmeric iced tea at home!
Benefits of drinking turmeric tea:
Turmeric is known to contain compounds called curcuminoids that have medicinal properties and have been used for years for its benefits. One of the main active ingredients in turmeric is a substance called curcumin that is responsible for most of its benefits.
Here are some of the main benefits of turmeric:
1. Relief from pain and inflammation:
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can help treat wounds. It also has a compound called curcumin, which helps to reduce pain and provides an analgesic effect. It can be used to treat open wounds. Those who suffer from arthritis can use turmeric, as it helps treat inflammation.
2. Helpful for skin allergies, treatment of acne, psoriasis:
Turmeric can help reduce skin allergies as it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which work effectively in reducing the microbes and inhibit fungal activity in the body. The compound curcumin acts as an anti-allergen and prevents allergic reactions. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can calm the skin, reduce scarring and prevent further breakouts and clear the already existing scars.
3. Aids one’s digestion:
Many people suffer from digestive problems and heartburn. Turmeric can be the solution for you. It regularizes bowel movements, indigestion, and in turn aiding flatulence. It helps people suffering from constipation, diarrhea or even loss of appetite.
4. Acts as an immunity booster and aids general health:
Turmeric can act as a natural detoxifier and helps detoxify the body (as it has diuretic properties), improve one’s cognitive functioning, decreases the risk of cancer, cures ulcers, helps the skin, acts as a blood purifier, gives menstrual pain relief for women and improves one’s overall health.
How to make turmeric iced tea at home?
- 1 cup hot water or green tea
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- dash of black pepper
Recipe – Into a heating pot, add in the water and let it get heated. Then, drop in the tea leaves/powder (or tea bag), along with the turmeric and black pepper let this mixture come to a boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes before turning off the heat. Pour into a cup, squeeze in some lemon juice and add honey. Give it a stir and it is ready to consume.
- 1 cup plant milk
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger or cinnamon
- Honey or any other sweetener if desired.
Recipe – Add turmeric, cinnamon and honey to a glass. Pour over it some hot milk. Stir and drink it while it is hot.